WASHINGTON, July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
Name of Product: Nut chopper
Hazard: The tines of the grinding mechanism can break and these fragments can fall into the food being chopped, posing a risk of injury to consumers.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled nut chopper and return it to Avon for a refund.
Consumer Contact: Avon Products toll-free at (877) 217-5076 (English) or (877) 217-5077 (Español) from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.avon.com and click on Product Recall at the bottom of the page.
Units: About 27,000 (in addition, 5,100 were sold in Canada)
Description: This recall involves a nut chopper sold by Avon. The recalled nut chopper is 7 1/2 inches tall and has clear plastic upper and lower chambers connected by an orange plastic grinding mechanism. The grinding mechanism has metal tines and a metal crank arm with an orange plastic grip handle. The lower chamber has a removable orange base and markings that show it holds about 1 1/4 cup of materials. The upper chamber has orange plastic lid. The product identification number found on the outside of the Nut Chopper individual, corrugated box packaging was F3730731 and the brochure number was 978-044.
Incidents/Injuries: Avon received seven reports of the chopper bending or breaking, including two instances in which the tine fragments were found in the food prepared by the consumer but not swallowed. There have been no reports of injury.
Sold by: Independent Avon sales representatives nationwide and online at Avon.com from June 2013 through December 2013 for between about $10 and $13.
Importer: Avon Products Inc., of New York, N.Y.
Manufactured in: China
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/54198r-eng.php.
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission